JHU offers several medical plan options for you and your family, each of which includes prescription drug coverage. The plans vary in terms of cost, coverage, and providers you’re able to see, and eligibility varies based on your employment status.

If you don’t have medical coverage elsewhere, you must select one of JHU’s medical plans. If you are covered under another plan, you may waive medical coverage by submitting a medical waiver, available on the myChoices Health & Life portal.


Beginning January 15, if you have Express Scripts prescription coverage through the university, you can visit your local retail pharmacy for at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost to you.  If you were not able to purchase your at-home COVID-19 test(s) at the pharmacy counter or were charged, you can submit a receipt for reimbursement.  Kaiser Permanente HMO participants can visit


JHU offers medical benefits to full-time, part-time, and limited-time members of the university’s faculty and staff, and to LIUNA bargaining unit members, and their eligible dependents.

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Plan Options

We offer a variety of medical plan options, including a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan, a point-of-service (POS) plan, a high deductible health (HDHP) plan, and a health maintenance organization (HMO), for our full-time, part-time, and limited-time faculty and staff, and for LIUNA bargaining unit members. Your plan options depend on your employment status.

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Compare Plans

Get a quick side-by-side overview of our medical plan types and how they stack up in terms of the network of providers and out-of-pocket expenses. You also can review our medical plan comparison chart for a more in-depth comparison.

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Prescription Drug Benefits

All our medical plans include prescription drug benefits for you and your family. Your out-of-pocket costs will depend on your employment status and which medical plan you choose.

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Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support

Our Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support program, offered free of charge to employees, provides support and information for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis or caring for someone with cancer.  The program also helps supervisors learn how to best support employees through a cancer journey.

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